Common Name: Oakleaf Fleabane
Latin Name: Erigeron quercifolius
Family: Asteraceae (Aster family)
Habit: An annual wildflower reaching 2 feet in height.
Leaves: Mostly basal, oblanceolate or obovate, lobed or toothed.
Flowers: Small, white with yellow centers. Occasionally with rays having a purple tint.
Habitat: Open woods and disturbed sites.
Landscape: It is grown in the home landscape in full sun to part shade with average to moist soils. Fleabane isn’t sold in nurseries, but must be started from seed or transplants.
Wildlife use: A much prized nectar, and pollen, plant for small pollinators such as sweat bees and small skipper butterflies.
Native Range: Oakleaf fleabane is native to Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.